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Transport of livestock, general requirements - CH Demeter Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2005) Transport of livestock, general requirements - CH Demeter Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Transport should be careful and with respect, stress, fear and pain should be avoided as much as possible. Duration of transport is limited to not more than 6 hours (by Swiss Governmental Ordinance).

Difference

DEMETER has to respect the Swiss Ordinance which rules, that transport may not last longer than 6 hours. EU Regulation 2092/91 does not rule the maximum duration of transport but also refers to relevant national and Community legislation in force.

Justification

By shortening the time span for transport, stress and pain can be minimized.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal husbandry, management, transport, identification of livestock products/slaughter - Annex I B6

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Slaughter
Animal husbandry > Transport
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > Demeter
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:315
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:00

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